How to Be a Witness in Your
This past week, I helped focus the discussion
for our NACFC coaching call on the idea of how Christians
can be effective in sharing their faith in the workplace.
I hope the notes I share with you today if you were not on the call will
BE A GOOD EMPLOYEE.
PRODUCTIVE AND POSITIVE… The best witness
is always seeing what you do by your
actions and it is unlikely you will have a positive witness if
you are negative influence in your company. So start by
checking your attitude and how you
are doing on your job FIRST! You owe it to your employer to let
your boss see Jesus thru your performance on the job.
WORK HABITS… If
you are not
sincere in your efforts to do your job in the best
way possible whether in sloppy follow-up or
not caring about completing your work on time, it unlikely
that others will want to hear what you may
want to share about Christ.
TEAM PLAYER WITH STAFF AND COLLEAGUES… It
is okay to covet
your time with family and even perhaps the protection
of your time to do things the Lord is calling
you to do, but if you do not have respect for
the people around you and their needs, you will find witnessing
SUPPORT OR START A BIBLE STUDY FOR PEOPLE IN
Talk to several people including your supervisor before
embarking on this but once
you find there is a calling to organize it, go for it.
Make sure you keep the timing of this
so that it does not
infringe on business hours or consume time that
is owed to the company.
If you are
the manager, then make
sure another employee who is a Christian leads
the Bible study so that there is no coercion.
Consult your Pastor before beginning
a Bible study
to seek both his counsel and also a prayer partner
for the issues you will face.
AFTER DISCUSSION WITH YOUR MANAGER/SUPERVISOR
LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE USING
EMAIL FROM TIME TO TIME TO SHARE IDEAS
Build a network of people that
wish to receive and share
together information that will help build
each of you up and restore
why God has called you to the work you are
.Keep the emails concise and focused
and remember the same
idea of 2(b) above to not consume excessive
company time in this effort.
TAKE BIBLICALLY RESPONSIBLE
INVESTING SERIOUSLY (THIS IS FOR
FINANCIAL ADVISORS AND PROFESSIONALS WHO INFLUENCE
Identify mutual funds and variable
you believe are good for your clients but also have solid
to protect your investors from companies that
clearly are not following God’s
Develop your own screens in choosing
stocks, bonds, and investments
for your clients that also reflect a Christian
available to money managers handling managed
accounts for your clients so that they also can
observe your wishes for having client’s
reflect Biblically Responsible Investments.
BE A GENUINE PRAYER WARRIOR… If
someone asks for prayer, stop what you are
doing and pray with them now!! Check in with them from
time to time to see how that family member of friend
is doing and keep that concern in front of you as you
pray for God’s
will in that person’s
Although this has many aspects for people who work in the Financial
Services areas of our economy, all of you in every
area of life can be a witness if you adapt these principles to you
work and life experiences. God bless you and those around you as we
try together! dls
Sent June 5, 2006
Dwight Short if you would like to receive future
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